Santa Ana Mountains, CNF

Discussion in 'Trail Conditions' started by mike, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Are you sure that wasn't because you had crashed? :whistling:
     
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I wasn't that far off the trail. Really... :whistling: :cautious:
     
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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    6/5/18

    Unseasonably low temps and socked in down low this week. Sunny on the mountain.

    Upper Joplin, Upper Holy Jim, Holy Jim, Los Pinos Ridge, Bell Ridge and Yeager Mesa* all in excellent shape. Joplin overgrown a couple weeks ago.

    YM: blown out corner below the steep chute before the Mesa.
     
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  4. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    Then when I get out of school, temps will go through the roof... Afraid it will be Fall before I can get a good run at the Santa Anas like I want to. Have fun out there.
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Early AM starts make rides in the Santa Ana’s tolerable.
     
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  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yep. Heck, if you do it right you can be done before the sun comes up. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Roger that...4 hours of light before 9am :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    Looks like a dawn patrol ride is called for soon then. Thanks
     
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  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    That’s a typical Saturday ride for me.
     
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  10. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Half-frozen liquid (I like Tailwind.) in the pack also helps take the edge off. Not that I'd know these days, but I'm gonna hope for the best.
     
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  11. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Say when, Derek :)
     
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  12. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    16/17th weekend? Love to see blackstar before solstice ride. I should be ok to try Maple/motorway loop too. Thanks guys.
     
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  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Do’em both.....Blackstar to Motorway
     
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  14. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    B* is not a ride that needs to be recon'd. It's a simple fire road. But, going to Motorway is a good ride.
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Add on the single tracks and coming down is more interesting... especially in the dark.
     
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  16. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    No way am I riding up Blackstar without dropping Skinsuit!!!!!! See what you did, Faustie?! Motorway is solid fun. Skinsuit requires chugging back up Skyline to descend Bstar, a bigger ride. You got me fired up, Derek, I hope I can wait that long... :sneaky::cool:
     
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  17. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Mike - Is Skinsuit back in business? Last I heard it was dozed for the fire last year.
     
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  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Skinsuit is like a mile wide and 3 feet deep.
     
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  19. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    @Faust29 said somebody rode it. That’s all I know. All I needed to hear. Better check it out. :)
     
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  20. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Brush fire in Holy Jim allegedly semi-contained. USFS on it with chopper support prolly from CalFire. The pros. :notworthy: Structures not threatened.
     
  21. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I thought the worst after the fire last year... But there are fresh tracks at the top and a line is forming. It looks like only the beginning is bulldozer wide.
     
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  22. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Trabuco cyn access restored. Nice work, FS, OCFA, CalFire
     
  23. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Highs holding in the 70s all weekend, likely breezy. Get summadat while it’s to be got!
     
  24. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    ATT phone reception not bad on Holy Jim Trail between mile markers 3 and 4, and farther up toward Main Divide. If you were on Main Divide and dropped down HJ ~.25 miles, you get it. Pretty much wherever you can see down the drainage into suburbia.


    6/15/18

    Cool day with intermittent cloud cover and breeze. Unseasonable. Great trail weather and not many users out. Drizzle early day tomorrow is forecast.
     
  25. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
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    At face value it appears biking will be prohibited on Trabuco Creek Road during the week, so, no lower access to Holy Jim, Trabuco, etc.
     
  26. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Note also that two bridges in Holy Jim will be replaced very soon. July 2 was the previous start date which is being pushed back. I don’t believe those projects affect MTB access to HJ trail or vehicle access to Holy Jim parking (the latter, when allowed by county project posted above). The bridges are due for completion in late fall.
     
  27. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    It was soo much easier when they could just oil a road. ;)
     
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  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    There's a Dust Abatement program?! o_O

    Where does the dust go once it's removed? o_O
     
  29. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Dust heaven, courtesy of the AQMD.
     
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  30. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Im going to petition to have them audited immediately!
     
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